The 27-acre Roger Wheeler State Beach is nestled on Sand Hill Cove Road, and it has two massive parking lots and a RIPTA bus stop for easy public access. A small playground area is also at the beach, making it more kid-friendly than other area beaches. The facility was renamed in 1970 in honor of Captain Roger W. Wheeler, who developed the Rhode Island lifesaving system.
- Hours: Sat, Sun, May 1 - Memorial Day. After Memorial Day, it remains open daily 9am - 6pm until Labor Day.
- Handicap Accessible: There are several ramps that provide access to the pavilion.
- Parking: Paid lot
- Public/Private: Public
- Type: Ocean
- Beach pass information: Roger Wheeler is $6 per car for residents, with a $1 surcharge on holidays and weekends. Season passes are available for $30. Prices are double for all non-residents, and senior residents and non-residents pay half their respective rate.
- Common activities: Picnicking, Snorkeling, Surfing
- Facilities: Restrooms, Showers
- Restrictions: No alcohol, No fires, No pets, No smoking
- Cars allowed: Yes